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Two-Factor Authentication

Last modified February 4, 2019
  • English
Duration: 1 hour(s) and 30 minutes

Learning Objectives

Learners will:

  • Be able to find the two-factor authentication settings page for a service they use.

  • Turn on two-factor authentication for one of their services.

Understanding two-factor authentication is potentially a lecture-format discussion.

Finding the two-factor authentication settings page for each individual service can be difficult, so  benefits from having helpers to assist learners (1 helper to 5 students) is helpful.

Turning on two-factor authentication will require closer pairing, similar to installing an app (1 helper to 1-2 students).

Lesson Content

Activity: Turning on 2FA

Point the group to EFF's “12 Days of 2FA” post.

The learners should be able to choose an account from the list and visit the page of instructions to turn 2FA on for that account. If they do not have any account with a company/platform listed on the page, it may be worth guiding them through the 2FA instructions manually for an account they do have.

Optional Closing Activity

Go on a two-factor authentication adventure! Go to Facebook, or some other site, and try to find the 2FA option.